The Newberry Book Fair | Newberry

The Newberry Book Fair

We will not hold the Newberry Book Fair in 2021.

While we are disappointed that Book Fair won’t fill the Newberry this summer, we’re pleased to offer Book Fair Express this July.

Bookworms may purchase a mystery box of books in our most popular Book Fair categories and pick them up at the Newberry during our traditional Book Fair weekend in late July.

To learn more, visit the Newberry’s Bookshop online.


Are you accepting donations?

We are not currently accepting donations to the Book Fair. Below is a list of other organizations in Chicago that are currently accepting donations.

Will I be able to get into Preview Night next year?

If you were eligible to attend Book Fair Preview Night in 2020 or 2021, we plan to invite you to Preview Night in 2022. We do hope you will continue your support of the Newberry’s Annual Fund by renewing your membership.

Are there other ways I can volunteer at the Newberry?

We have many virtual volunteer opportunities, as well as other in-person volunteer opportunities that are likely to resume later in 2021.